Protecting patients and the community from COVID-19

Mater is working closely with the Queensland Government to respond to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Our priority is always the health and wellbeing of our patients, our staff and the community. 
To ensure this, Mater adheres to all State Government directives and restrictions affecting hospitals and health services.
Mask wearing is now mandatory at all Mater hospitals in Queensland.
You can view the State Government’s current COVID-19 hospital restrictions and travel rules, and access information about vaccination against COVID-19, HERE.

Visitor restrictions from Tuesday 31 May 2022

Queensland Health has advised that visitors are now permitted to enter hospitals regardless of their vaccination status and are no longer required to check in.

However, some restrictions remain for visitors who have returned from overseas or are a close contact. They are unable to visit a hospital for seven days unless in exceptional circumstances and then must meet the following criteria:

  • test negative for COVID-19 symptoms within 24 hours prior to entering the hospital
  • have no COVID-19 symptoms
  • advise the hospital they are a close contact and comply with any specific requirements in place at the facility
  • wear a mask and follow all PPE or protective measures required by the hospital.

Visitors are not permitted to enter Mater Hospital if they are COVID-19 positive.

Visitors are also not permitted to enter our hospitals if they have:

  • recently had COVID-19 and have not completed a seven-day post-isolation period (ie.14 days have passed since they first tested positive)
  • have recently had a COVID-19 test and are waiting to receive the results.

To apply for an exemption, please click here.

COVID-19 testing
Information for patients and visitors
COVID-19 vaccination
Mask wearing at Mater
Information for onsite workers, tenants, contractors and suppliers
Information for Mater Education Students and the Medical Community
Frequently Asked Questions